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. >>> welcome back to "the kudlow report." in this half hour, you know, folks, california is one screwed up state. they want green rj energy which makes them double up on fossil fuels. they want a carbon tax and with a 52% rate i heard their businesses are fleeing to arizona. former mississippi governor haley barbour has been appointed to do an autopsy on gop losses last month. we are going to look at the forensic evidence on this one. first up, take a listen to this one. one of the many radio ads by the kept of agriculture encouraging people to sign up for food stamps. >> would you look at margie? she looks amazing. >> she sure does. >> i wonder how she stays so fit? what's her secret? >> well, she told me that food stamp benefits help her eat right and she stays active, too. >> guess what. unfortunately this is working. despite an improving economy and declines in unemployment we learned the number of people on food stamps is still soaring. this is government dependency at its worst. here now is the story. political reporter from the daily caller and margie omara. margie, i have to go to
are jumping ship. and is there a republican doom's day scenario developing? a southern california port strike is costing $1 billion a day. they are turning down $190,000 salaries. here is the question, will the president end this strike? and tens of thousands of egyptians storming the palace. is egypt about to blow up into a civil war. did president obama disspeaker john boehner in a comment today. >> on the conservative side of the republican party today. with senator demint speaking on the idea that $800 billion of tax increases were offered. but he got the backing of mitch mcconnel. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i think it sis important tha the house leadership is trying to mov move it forward. i had hoped that we would be accomplishing more in the real talks. but i can tell you, there is nothing going on privately that is not going on publicly. even as he has to deal with this rebellion. he has to deal with democrats and harry reid's comments today give you a sense of where they are coming from. >> they have to come up with specific revenue. and they refuse to do that. it is a s
and britain. and here at home, california and new york are passing through the 50% tax rate barrier. is anybody looking at how tax hikes fail the test of economic growth? >>> back here in the u.s., could it be michigan which used to call itself the worker's paradise union state is now moving towards new anti-union right-to-work legislation and it looks like it's going to pass? but first up, budget talks resume between speaker john boehner and president obama today. with just 25 days to go, let's keep tabs on where we stand. reports of a conservative backlash against speaker boehner simply not true. he has the solid support of his leadership and the rank and file. but there is concern among some in the gop that they are at risk of becoming the party for rich people while president obama and democrats stake their claim on the middle class. and my tax rate flexibility with higher -- here's what the president said earlier today. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevent prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can ge
of marriage act and california's proposition 8. nbc's pete williams joins us now from washington with all the latest details. good evening, pete. >> reporter: good evening, larry. the vilma case is the easier one. federal law signed into law by president clinton in 1996. it says if a person is legally married in a state, the federal government can't recognize those marriages. that's where you talked about federal benefits heterosexual couples get and same sex couples do not. the prop 8 thing is bigger. while potentially it's confined to the state of california only, the question it out there having given the right to gay marriage could the state then take it away through proposition 8 passed by a majority of the vote nurse 2008. having taken that case, the court could get to the bedrock issue. can any state refuse to let same sex couples get married under the federal constitution. it could potentially be narrow or very far. >> pete, as i understand it, let me ask you. this one of these things, maybe the driving one, is defense of marriage act was about paying the estate act. where one of
teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. >>> a front page "wall street journal" story today explains how companies are scrambling to offer deals and special dividends as the january 1st tax threat of the fiscal cliff nears. 173 companies have moved up their dividend payments to beat the tax man. private equity shops, venture capital assets and even block traders on wall street are changing their behavior. so please, don't tell me that tax rate incentives don't matter. we're looking at it before our own eyes right now. let's talk about this. nbc contributor and former presidential candidate howard dean, steve moore of
california. i understand what you're talking about. this is v-very difficult rhetoric that's been put against this particular people. but that's not the only question when we're talking about the latino community. >> star parker, thank you. i want to talk to you some more. we'll go back to the fiscal cliff. if high end tax rates are successful entrepreneurs rocket higher, you can bet the number of millionaires in this country is going south. that's if high taxes go up. millionaires go down. that's no good. in our land of opportunity, i want more millionaires. and i think the better for them and the economy. robert frank will join us with some very arresting numbers. high tax, fewer millionaires. not good. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel
, republican darrell issa of california. chairman issa, as always, welcome, sir. the headline story here is that the nlrb is bias in favor of unions and their bosses. that's not a shocking headline. but i just wanted to hear some of your key points. what's your most important point in your investigation? >> i think one of the most important discoveries was that there were inappropriate rule violations, what they call ex parte discussions that went on where you actually have the political appointees and the consul who's prosecuting the case against boeing essentially having outside the public eye and ear communication. you also have e-mails that make it very clear that consuls, if you will, in some cases, non-political appointees, plus political appointees, are very biased in their view of what should happen, rooting for the labor and rooting against boeing. this discovery is what we think is a good example of what happens when you make recess appointments that do not go through confirmation, that are not, in fact, up to the task of heading an independent agency. >> tell me about these e-
is house majority whip california republican kevin mccarthy, the number three man. mr. mccarthy, as always, thank you for coming back on the show. can i get your comment on this letter, two dozen republicans, they're talking about tax rate flexibility along with a bunch of democrats. what's your take, sir? >> well, remember what they're saying here. what they're saying is that they're going to put everything on to the table. what we've been talking about for so long is where the president has been awol, this is a spending issue that we have a real problem with. we agree that we'll provide revenue, but we do not want to hurt a pro growth economy here. so it's how you go about it. that's why we think the rates have to be frozen. the other thing we're look at, the president says he wants a balanced approach. he hasn't talked about anything about where are the cuts of spending. and that's what we really want to talk about. >> just one more on this so called bipartisan letter that just came out this afternoon. we don't know all that much about it. i just want to ask you, is there any hint in th
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